Development of Centrocestus armatus in different final hosts.

  title={Development of Centrocestus armatus in different final hosts.},
  author={D. Kimura and Vachel Gay V. Paller and Shoji Uga},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  volume={146 3-4},
In this study, Centrocestus armatus metacercariae were fed orally to hamsters, albino rats, mice, and chicks. Animals were sacrificed and dissected at 1, 3, 5, 7, and 14 days post-infection to determine the development and recovery rate of worms. Results indicated that the average worm recovery rate in hamsters was 25% on the first day post-infection and recovery continued until the 14th day with a gradual decrease in the percentage. Worms were also recovered from mice and albino rats from the… CONTINUE READING